HID unveiled its iClass Edge Reader, an IP-based card reading solution with PoE capability, at ASIS 2006.
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"The HID EdgeReader is a unique iCLASS reader with an IP enabled intelligent access controller all-in-one unit. It is designed to provide a complete and full-featured access control hardware/software infrastructure and contactless smart card read capability at â€œthe edgeâ€ of the network for OEM software host systems.
The EdgeReader provides an IP based solution incorporating PoE capability that takes advantage of the existing LAN and CAT-5 cable infrastructure.A perfect solution for new building installs, the EdgeReader requires less wiring, is cost-effective, and is offered in flexible packaging that allows optional access controller mounting separately from the card reader."
HID is on the web at www.hidcorp.com and will be at ASIS booth 4213.